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Enhancing International Education

Gift creates new study abroad fund for students

Study Abroad

Cleveland State University students will be able to take greater advantage of international education opportunities thanks to the creation of the Marjorie B. Shorrock Study Abroad Endowment Fund. Through the Fund, students will receive scholarships to participate in course-related international trips, including faculty-led programs, experientially-based learning opportunities and international internships. Funds can also be used to support participation in longer-term academic residencies abroad or in CSU’s summer study abroad programs. The Fund is made possible thanks to a gift from CSU alumna and Cleveland businesswoman Marjorie B. Shorrock.

“Marge Shorrock has been associated with CSU for decades, and she is among our most long-standing and generous supporters,” says Gregory Sadlek, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at CSU. “Multitudes of CLASS students will enjoy a more enhanced CSU education because of her far-sighted and impactful endowments. We could not be more grateful.”

This is the third endowment fund that Shorrock has established to benefit students at CSU. In 2007, the Shorrock family established a scholarship fund to honor her late husband, William I. Shorrock, a former history professor and vice provost for faculty affairs at CSU. This fund provides scholarships for students majoring in history with demonstrated financial need and academic potential. In 2014, Shorrock created the Marjorie B. Shorrock Fellowship in History to provide enhanced financial support for graduate students studying history at CSU.

Marjorie B. Shorrock served as the longtime president and owner of Resource Careers, a Cleveland-headquartered consulting firm specializing in employment assistance for the dual-career spouses of relocating corporate employees. She transformed the company from a small, Cleveland-based organization into a nationally recognized human resources consulting firm. Shorrock received her Master’s in Business Administration from CSU in 1998.